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  • Blog Post: Comparison Is the Thief of Joy

    My college alumni magazine came in the mail yesterday. I scanned through the last few pages, where they include updates and photos from each class. It’s fun to see pictures of my classmates, and it’s fascinating to see where we’ve all ended up in the nine years since we graduated. Some...
  • Blog Post: Matchmaking 101

    I have found that an interesting phenomenon has happened in my dating journey: Everyone and their mother has tried to set me up (and, interestingly enough, so has my mother!). In my early 20s I decided that I was open to being set-up, mostly because it was another way to expand my social circle and meet...
  • Blog Post: The Greatest Christian Dating Book of a Generation?

    Yesterday, blogger Tim Challies began a new blog series on bestselling Christian books (defined by him as a book that has sold more than a million copies). To my great interest, he begins with I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris. As I’ve navigated the world of Christian single young adults...
  • Blog Post: Boys, Please Don't Leave My Daughter Waiting

    My 4-year-old daughter has a crush on the next door neighbor's young son, Carson, who's 6. The other day, she was playing in the front yard with him when I looked out the window and noticed that she was standing at the edge of the yard by herself. I didn't think anything of it. About 10...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: Making Peace With My Singleness

    by Paul Perkins For much of my life, I struggled with loneliness. I wrestled with feelings of hopelessness and isolation. While my friends seemed to easily fall in love and get married, I always had a hard time making any relationship work. Deep down, I often feared I would be alone forever. That’s...
  • Blog Post: Roots and Wings: Episode 319

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Should I Stay or Should I Go? The single life brings lots of freedom. Most of us can uproot our lives, move across the country, take a new job and find a new ministry on our own terms. But when is commitment just as valuable? When's it time to put...
  • Blog Post: You Can't Afford to Date That Fixer-Upper

    My friends Cris and Sam had been planning their home purchase for months, and finally, after looking at several houses, they found a lovely home that seemed like the perfect fit. They negotiated with the seller, signed a contract, and began making settlement plans. But first, they had to do the inspection...
  • Blog Post: Win His Heart: Episode 315

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: What's New in Dating? (Part 2 of 2) Are you looking forward to dating in 2014? This continuation of last week's discussion of the current dating landscape touches on technology in dating, male and female roles, and how to win a man's heart...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: Did My Single 20s Have Purpose?

    by Kristen Sheppard “If only I had married earlier and had kids earlier, then I would be more mature,” I said as I cried into my husband's arms. The irony of the situation only made me feel more discouraged. I’d waited until I was 30 to marry, longer than I expected. When...
  • Blog Post: To Google or Not to Google?

    I’m no stranger to blind dates and random set ups, and I have some experience with online dating. And with all of these opportunities to meet someone who is essentially a stranger comes the question: To Google or not to Google? I understand the appeal of going online and finding out more about...
  • Blog Post: Is it Really Possible to 'Win His Heart'?

    January through March is always a fun time of year for me. It was during these months, five years ago that I got to know and began dating my husband, Kevin. In fact, last week I was reminded of the first time we co-led Bible study together, because it was the same day my niece was born. “That...
  • Blog Post: Dating in 2014: Episode 314

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: What's New in Dating? (Part 1 of 2) Dating is alive and well in 2014. It's not going anywhere anytime soon. But to navigate the changing dating landscape, it's important to know a few important things. For example, what are the opinions of...
  • Blog Post: Godly Single Ladies: You Can Do Better Than This

    My wife and I have a single, female friend in her mid-30s who recently sent me a text with a link. It said, "Joshua, I want your thoughts. I found this article true but extremely discouraging." I clicked on the link and discovered an article by Pastor Mark Driscoll called " Six Options...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: A Single Girl's Guide to Surviving Valentine’s Day

    by Naomi Spencer Within every woman is the desire to be loved, cherished and pursued — not for what she does but for who she is. For single women, Valentine’s Day serves as a bleak and stinging reminder that she is neither loved nor pursued by a romantic partner. I remember one Valentine’s...
  • Blog Post: Eight Christians Who Married After 30

    When I was single, and each birthday edged me closer to the big 3-0, I found myself looking for hope (and tangible evidence) that a later-than-anticipated marriage would be OK. In “ Single While Active ,” I even talked about some of my “marriage mentors”: "When I look...
  • Blog Post: David Powlison on Struggling with Singleness

    Christian counselor David Powlison understands the various challenges singles face. The following short video is packed with so much wisdom, I initially watched it three times. Dr. Powlison offers a wise perspective on how we can face the various struggles we deal with as singles and beyond. My favorite...
  • Blog Post: A Fresh Start: Episode 309

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Working It All Out With each new year comes a firm resolve to get healthy. That resolve tends to fade by, oh, January 5 th . Not this year. Featuring folks who have battled the workout monster and won, we discuss fun, effective and attainable (finally...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: Tips for the Solo Traveler

    by Laura-Beth King I’m 27, single and I love to travel. God has blessed me with many incredible travel experiences over the years; however, until last fall, I had always gone with family or friends. To be honest, I actually said at one point, “I will never travel alone!” Well, since...
  • Blog Post: 2013's Most Popular Boundless Articles

    Selecting topics and authors for new Boundless articles is one of my favorite parts of my job as editor. To find a great idea plus a quality writer to communicate the subject is only the start. The real reward comes when I can see what most resonates with our readers through comments on Facebook, number...
  • Blog Post: Good and Perfect Gifts

    This past weekend, we celebrated my son’s third birthday. (Wow, that happened fast.) He’s still young enough that he didn’t quite know what was going on with the whole party in his honor thing and the presents. It was fun to watch him meticulously peel off the wrapping paper with no...
  • Blog Post: 14 Bible Passages Every Single Should Memorize

    Here at Boundless we spend a lot of time offering biblical advice on how to live well as single young adults. We often turn to God’s Word as a source of wisdom and inspiration. I recently compiled this list of the verses I've found particularly comforting, instructive and challenging as a single...
  • Blog Post: Christmas Wishes: Episode 307

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Dear Santa Christmas is a magical time, but there’s something about deadlines, shopping (ugh), family dysfunction and overplayed holiday tunes that can take away some of the luster. Sadly, our grown-up selves can no longer rely on Santa to fulfill...
  • Blog Post: A Single’s Christmas Toolkit

    Recently, I wrote about how the holidays were always a little difficult for me when I was single. My “aloneness” always felt a little more real at Christmastime. And then, being at home with my family — while warm and wonderful at times — pulled me out of my normal routine and...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: From One Single Sister to Another

    by Bethany Bowen Have you noticed that groups of single Christian woman often include that one lady who constantly bemoans her relationship status? She’s the one who, when you ask how you can pray for her, leaps at the chance to enlist one more prayer warrior in her battle to seize a husband...
  • Blog Post: What's Your Language?: Episode 306

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Show Me Some Love It may seem weird for singles to discuss love, but the fact is, everyone needs love, and everyone needs to love. That said, how can we do it appropriately and in a way that is life-giving for each unique individual? Using the five love...